OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
"Nobody's Balking...Contracts are being Signed...and Consumers Seem Happy"
On October 1, 1998, the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) launched the first plan in the nation to capitate services for persons with developmental disabilities. This was accomplished by moving Michigan's publicly funded community mental health services programs (CMHSPs) into a pre-paid specialty service system through a freedom-of-choice waiver under the authority of Sections 1915 (b) ( I) and (4 . . .